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CA: Got a gripe? There's a bill
Sac Bee ^ | 4/3/05 | Jim Sanders

Posted on 04/03/2005 10:14:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge

For every Californian who dreams of importing a kangaroo or ticketing a double-parked ice cream truck, the Legislature might change state law to make you happy. Want to bet?

Lawmakers have that covered, too.

Cities and counties could allow Texas hold 'em poker without limits - all chips could be bet at once - under one pending proposal.

From the oddball to the narrowly crafted, some of the nearly 3,000 bills proposed this year are likely to draw chuckles, raise eyebrows or spark a simple "You've got to be kidding, right?"

* AB 972 would ban pregnant women from boxing in a professional or amateur match.

* SB 272 would require candidates to use their true name or nickname on ballots.

* AB 720 would require California State University campuses to observe Veterans Day on, well, Veterans Day - not during Christmas week.


But Tim Hodson, a former Capitol staffer who now heads the Center for California Studies at California State University, Sacramento, said the beauty of any bill is in the eye of its beholder.

"There are legitimate bills that are so narrowly drafted that they appear silly," he said. "And there are bills where one can say, "Why is somebody taking up the time?' But for all these bills, there is a constituency."

Hair threaders could trim eyebrows with scissors under AB 163. They typically remove unwanted hair by twisting thread around it and pulling it from the skin.

Under AB 1105, public toilets with clean sinks and working toilets no longer would be adequate. Diaper-changing tables would have to be provided, too.

Under AB 1218, every public school class would have to recite the Pledge of Allegiance to the American flag each school day.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: bill; california; constituency; gripes

1 posted on 04/03/2005 10:14:35 AM PDT by NormsRevenge
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In the meantime CA residents are helpless and can't complain to local police or sheriff to stop vandalism and graffiti on the state freeway systems becuase these right of ways fall under the jurisdiction of the state government . The bureaucratic runaround leads to the highway patrol, but after calling them , one will find out they are a dead end, unless it's a drunk driver. Politicians are claiming the cities have clean-up funds, but again this does not include the state freeways systems which is left for the transportation department, CALTRANs who don't have the motivation or the funds to clean up graffiti. The freeway systems are quickly becoming a lawless region with no government authority willing to take control, yet law abiding citizens trying to trim their eyebrows are being regulated to the fullest extent of the law!

2 posted on 04/03/2005 11:05:18 AM PDT by seastay
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“no government authority willing to take control”

This is a problem nationwide. Look at the border patrol; lots of law breaking out in the open, but the government doesn’t want to enforce the law.

We have this huge bureaucracy and the only thing the government is willing to do is flex their muscles on are the law obeying citizens. Sick.


3 posted on 04/03/2005 11:17:13 AM PDT by (<<<------- shameless promotion- visit & win my love forever)
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"only thing the government is willing to do is flex their muscles on are the law obeying citizens"

You know it! Just a few Examples; we may be worried about making a mistake with our taxes else we be fined, and were riding the breaks trying not to avoid running a yellow light without getting our license photographed with the traffic cams for city revenue, we have hospitals threatening legal action if the law abiding don't pay their bills!

While in the meantime vandalism caused by gangs and free services to illegal immigrants go unchecked , because there is no money to be squeezed out of these fringe demographics!

Seems to be a clear conflict of interest with those in charge of protecting the law abiding and their monetary schemes to tax and fine only those who can afford to pay, e.g. the law abiding .

4 posted on 04/03/2005 12:52:31 PM PDT by seastay
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